"About the sleeping kids.
The challenge began with a longing for nature, but I had to admit defeat early on. I tried to find its beauty in the human body, or simply make it bigger, or take hold of nature itself. Although I was part of nature, my power was weak even when I looked at it only in human terms, and I was not even close to being comparable. In the first place, I was not conscious of winning or losing, nor was I trying to compete with others. What was left for me was the small life around me. Pure forms that were closer to nature than I was, and blended in as part of it. Forms that were newly seen as comforting and cute rather than beautiful. These were the forms of small children and cats, and everything about them, from the outside to the inside, was a mass of new discoveries. I turned my attention to the way they looked and the way they lived, and moved my hands to create a number of new forms. The forms are comfortable, they fit in your hands, they are pretty, and they are not only pretty, but they also look at the inner conflicts and growth. And notice. That what lies beyond their growth is the immature form that I am now, and that what I have been following is the path that I have also taken. That I had been longing for the form I had taken when I had forgotten, and that I had been carefully picking up the things I had thrown away. My immaturity was a very effective way of communicating the world I was seeing. The immature form was very effective in conveying the world as I saw it, because it was my own ideal form. There were times when I simply looked at the growth and change of human children. But they are not real children. Like a cat, they are children who know how to live as they are, without going against the flow of time. What I create are not only the images of life growing, but also my own thoughts about the world and my own small resistance. Seeking a comfortable form in the round and round form of a cat and a child. And children grow up. Children will one day grow up to be adults. They leave me with a lesson in loveliness and the beauty of purity and ignorance, and finally they quietly disappear. I think I will continue to watch this with them.


1988 Born in Saitama, Japan

■Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019 Solo Exhibition ”KATAWARA” - gallery UG, Tokyo
2019 Solo Exhibition – Itona Gallery, Tokyo
2017 Solo Exhibition ”Nosa Nosa” - gallery UG, Tokyo
2016 Solo Exhibition "NEKODOMO" - gallery UG, Tokyo
2016 Solo Exhibition "UBUUGE” Exhibition - gallery UG, Tokyo
2013 Solo Exhibition at gallery UG, Bakurocho, Tokyo.

■Selected Group Exhibitions

2020 Amenochi Hareno Hi” EXHIBITION ART COLOURS VOL. 32 SUMMER EXHIBITION - Park Hotel Tokyo, Tokyo
2020 “Spring Breeze -spring has come-“ ART COLOURS VOL. 32 SPRING EXHIBITION - Park Hotel Tokyo, Tokyo
2019 Group Exhibition “TANAGOKORO” - Daimaru Sapporo Store, Hokkaido
2019 Group Exhibition “SMALL SMALL WORLD” - Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Store, Tokyo
2018 INFINITY JAPAN CONTEMPORARY ART SHOW - Hotel Royal Nikko Taipei, Taipei
2018 Group Exhibition "TOBU KAIGA ICHI" - Tobu Department Store Funabashi, Chiba
2017 Japanese Contemporary Art Trio Exhibition, Gekko Numata・Junko Asano・Misako Maegaki
- iart gallery, Hsinchu Taiwan
2016 HEART OF JAPAN” GALLERY UG PRIVATE VIEWING EVENT - Marina Bay Sands Suite Room, Singapore
2015 Laissez-faire,THE LUXE ART MUSEUM, Singapore
2014 Laissez-faire, The Ueno Royal Museum Gallery, Ueno, Japan
2012 Palm Exhibition Vol.9,gallery UG, Bakurocho
2012 A-TO Exhibition Vol.11,gallery UG, Bakurocho, Tokyo
2011 AAC Fresh!,The Artcomplex Center, Shinjuku, Tokyo
2011 Palm Exhibition Vol.8, Unigravus Ginza, Ginza, Tokyo
2011 KAKURENB",Neu Frank Atelier Nasu, Nasu, Japan
2011 A-TO Exhibition Vol.10,gallery UG, Bakurocho
2011 Three Artists Exhibition,gallery UG, Bakurocho
2010 Yaenari ~16 Stories~ Exhibition,Yotsuya
2010 Nobody Else EaTer Exhibition, Ginza, Tokyo
2010 Palm Exhibition Vol.7 - Gallery,Unigrabus Ginza-kan, Ginza, Tokyo
2009 Animal Exhibition,Como Gallery, Saitama University
2009 Hello! Works! Exhibition, Shimokitazawa, Japan
2009 Participated in Forest Park Art Festa 2009 at Musashi Hillside Forest Park, Saitama, Japan

■Selected Art Fair

2020 ONE ART TAIPEI - The Sherwood Taipei, Taipei
2017 ART EXPO MALAYSIA PLUS - Matrade Exhibition & Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur
2017 BAZAAR ART JAKARTA - The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta Pacific Place, Jakarta
2017 YOUNG ART TAIPEI - Sheraton Grande Taipei Hotel, Taipei
2016 the art fair +plus-ultra - Spiral Garden, Tokyo
2016 YOUNG ART TAIPEI - Sheraton Grande Taipei Hotel, Taipei
2016 BAZAAR ART JAKARTA - The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta Pacific Place, Jakarta
2015 YONG ART TAIPEI 2015 ,Sheraton Hotel, Taipei
2015 Affordable Art Fair 2015,F1 Pit Building, Singapore
2013 YOUNG ART TAIPEI 2013,Sheraton Hotel, Taipei
2012 ART TAIPEI 2012,World Trade Center, Taipei
2012 ART ASIA Korea 2012,SEOUL COEX, Seoul
2011 ART TAIPEI2011,World Trade Center, Taipei


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